Succubus on Top by Richelle Mead

I love paranormal fiction and this was one of the best ones that I’ve read. Yes, it has a lot of romance in it and I’ve always said that I prefer my reads to be paranormal with a little romance rather than romance with a little bit of paranormal, but it works in this novel. Plus this was more half and half anyway.

Georgina Kincaid is a succubus with moral ethics. She’s supposed to be one of the bad guys, but in reality, she does more good then harm. In this sequel, we get to see her relationship with Seth develop and also get to sneak a peek into her past when a long time friend comes to town for a visit. Along with her friend from the past, comes trouble. Trouble seems to follow Georgina wherever she goes. She has to find a way to keep her friend from being sent to the outskirts and to help her co-workers battle a drug that makes them think they are gods.

I really enjoyed this chapter in the series. We get to learn about the realm of gods and different religions and how they all play into Richelle Mead’s world. She plays with the idea that gods, demons, spirits and all things supernatural from different religions and cultures exist, but only if they are still believed in. The more you believe in one deity, the more power that deity will gain.

Chronicles of Vladimir Tod by Heather Brewer

Taken from my old blog. This one was done back in December.

So…it’s totally been a week or so since I’ve read this. Bare with me in remembering details. I’m such a procrastinator. Ah well, who cares.

On with the review!

I actually really liked this book. When I first saw it on amazon I thought it sounded pretty good, but I was expecting a cheesy vampire novel for kids. I don’t know why…maybe the whole title Eighth Grade Bites and the fact that I’ll be 25 in less than 2 weeks. It was well plotted out, had dramatic points and a different kind of spin on the whole vampire thing. Vampire’s can actually breed with humans in this book, which I think is cool. And it’s not like vamps are the undead or anything, they’re just suped up humans that need blood to stay alive. And they can go out in daylight….with sunblock of course.

Anyway, so Vlad is a normal geeky kid in eighth grade…except that his dad was a vamp and his mom a human. His parents were killed three years before, because vamps aren’t supposed to get involved with humans. No one knows who killed them.

Vlad’s teacher goes missing and then some strange man comes into town and people start dying. He’s looking for Tomas, Vlad’s father. But of course he’s dead, so he goes after Vlad to find out if he know’s about his destiny(or something like that. Close enough).

We don’t get to find out what exactly is said about Vlad’s destiny (hint: room for at least a sequel) But the big question in this book is…what was his dad up to and what exactly does being a vampire for Vlad mean? There hasn’t ever been a vamp and human relationship like his parents. And definitely hasn’t ever been a kid vamp.

So, definitely pick this book up. It’s short but full of fun.

Rena

Darkling by Yasmine Galenorn

I don’t know if I’ve said this enough…but I love ( I do mean love), Paranormal/Fantasy/Vampire novels. I will read ANYthing that has that subject. In saying that, I LOVE this series by Galenorn. I love each character, each depiction of the “otherworld”, I just can’t get enough.

This book focuses on, Menolly, the bad-ass sister with the fangs. (hehehe) We get to learn in this book, what happened to Menolly that made her become that bad-ass, loner, vampire.

Dredge, Menolly’s sire, is trying to make an army of vamps. Since there is no one to fight Dredge and his army, the D’Artigo sisters are once again to the rescue. Menolly has to face her ghosts from the past in order to take down Dredge for good. She must go back to OW (OtherWorld) and find a man there that will help her sever her ties to Dredge and also give her back some of her humanity.

I really liked this installment of the series. It gave us a lot of answers that the other books had brought up. We don’t get to find any of the spirit seals in this book, but we do get to see Menolly face her “demons” literal and mental. I think for the series to move on and for the girls to be able to continue, Menolly had to face this or she would have a serious handicap in the war with their major enemy, Shadow Wing, in the upcoming books. With this out of the way, Menolly can embrace what she is and use that to her advantage.

I do have one thing kind of negative to say, but that’s just me. I’m not into same sex action, and there’s nothing wrong with it, I just didn’t like how it played out with Nerissa and Menolly. It’s not really a negative thing, I know some people like that kind of thing, it’s just not my cup of tea. And I’m not going to let something like that keep me from reading something, I just don’t enjoy that part as much as I do the rest.